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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 17:45
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Those routes don't hurt LH so much and for FRA it's a good option once AB will pull out and if issues with X3 should continue.
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Old 2nd Nov 2016, 19:31
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Those routes don't hurt LH so much and for FRA it's a good option once AB will pull out and if issues with X3 should continue.
These are the test routes, iron out all the issues on routes where time is not really that key.......... getting towel on sun lounger at 1pm or 2pm really not important (stereotype much), then when know all that introduce some more key routes to Rome / Madrid / Lisbon etc
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Old 3rd Nov 2016, 09:22
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Originally Posted by AirportPlanner1 View Post
Must it? If they can make NQY work it wouldn't be so ridiculous if NWI saw a couple of flights per week to Alicante, or a weekly flight to Tenerife etc.
Isn't NWI simply too near STN? It is quicker to get to STN by road from almost all of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, so that only leaves Norfolk and Norwich for NWI - and since the A11 was finished STN isn't too bad from a lot of Norfolk either.
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Old 3rd Nov 2016, 12:34
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FR returning to Vitoria in 2017 starting TFS/BGY. Last operated routes in 2007.
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Old 7th Nov 2016, 13:30
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Welcome to Ryanair!

Buoyant set of results.

Number of big discounted seat sales recently suggest to me that demand is soft and likely to continue, particularly from the UK.

The new aircraft appearing can only mean more and more new routes to be opened up.
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Old 7th Nov 2016, 13:35
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Except that they have severely cut back their UK predictions. Most of the growth could be accommodated in the new, slightly larger a/c.
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Old 7th Nov 2016, 13:41
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MOL on Radio 4 this morning said they had planned 12% growth for the UK next year but now expect it to be 5% due to Brexit uncertainties, falling pound etc and had now switch this growth to Germany and Italy
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Old 7th Nov 2016, 13:49
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Except that they have severely cut back their UK predictions. Most of the growth could be accommodated in the new, slightly larger a/c.
Mentioned only that demand is soft from UK, which is what all operators are saying.

Growth next year will be across the other 32 Countrys they fly from.
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Old 7th Nov 2016, 14:15
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However, the UK's vote to leave the EU meant that Ryanair had reduced its planned UK growth in 2017 from 12% to about 5%.
Ryanair raises passenger growth forecast despite Brexit - BBC News
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 07:18
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Ryanair Dublin baggage delay

Last Sunday night PAX arriving on Ryanair Copenhagen flight had a 50 minute delay in Dublin's baggage retrieval area before they arrived.
At 9.30pm on a Sunday night it should be possible to provide a speedier baggage retrieval service.
Also, despite my daughter and Wife sitting in row 3 their cabin bags taken off them at Copenhagen gate!
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 16:34
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A Great Job Advertisement!

https://careers.ryanair.com/search/#job/5b532
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 17:19
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Also, despite my daughter and Wife sitting in row 3 their cabin bags taken off them at Copenhagen gate!
Didn't realise that your seat number determines whether you get to keep bag on not........
Don't believe they paid for it and were asked to do it.

I have been asked on occasions to do it but explaining that have 2 laptops and camera equipment (genuinely) the ground staff said ok we understand and left it at that.
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 18:14
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Anyone know what happened to the compulsory advanced seat reservation for kids?
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 18:24
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Anyone know what happened to the compulsory advanced seat reservation for kids?
Was working last week.
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 18:57
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Was working last week.
Ah yes, I saw it now.

Advertising a €9.99 fare is now not exactly honest if you happen to be travelling with a child.

I have done dozens of Ryanair flights with family and never been assigned a seat apart at online checkin. Always got some combination of ABC-D or C-DEF without paying anything additional.

Now under the new system, if all of us want to sit close together, it's a minimum of an extra GBP 16 per return (2 adult seat reservation per direction). Over 25 returns a year, that's GBP 400 for Ryanair. If you happen to make a very late booking when all the standard seats are gone, even your children will be paying.

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Old 8th Nov 2016, 20:24
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Ah yes, I saw it now.

Advertising a €9.99 fare is now not exactly honest if you happen to be travelling with a child.
On what basis ?
Years ago when they had V cheap fares but kids paid £10 just booked kids as adults.
Never had an issue with that, notice nothing in the T&Cs regarding it. Can't book an adult as a child, understandably, nothing to stop booking child as an adult.

I have done dozens of Ryanair flights with family and never been assigned a seat apart at online checkin. Always got some combination of ABC-D or C-DEF without paying anything additional.
Still can book as adults.............. if not sitting together then it is at your risk.

Now under the new system, if all of us want to sit close together, it's a minimum of an extra GBP 16 per return (2 adult seat reservation per direction). Over 25 returns a year, that's GBP 400 for Ryanair. If you happen to make a very late booking when all the standard seats are gone, even your children will be paying.
Free to take your chances at checkin. So should Ryanair hold standard seats just in case someone makes a late booking for a family ?
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 20:36
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Still can book as adults.............. if not sitting together then it is at your risk.
No, the answer from the chat team is children they must be booked as a child or could be denied boarding. This is also suggestion in paragraph 6.2 of the T&Cs.

Free to take your chances at checkin. So should Ryanair hold standard seats just in case someone makes a late booking for a family ?
No, but if someone is forced into a supposedly free seat reservation (for the child), available seats should be given at the same conditions if standard ones are not available.
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 22:29
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No, the answer from the chat team is children they must be booked as a child or could be denied boarding. This is also suggestion in paragraph 6.2 of the T&Cs.
Gate check is have you a valid ticket.
If so you can board.
Unless you being difficult or obnoxious there is no reason for them to deny boarding, if being difficult then it would be for other reasons.
Doubtful most gate crew would know or care of that section.

Have never heard of a single case of someone being denied boarding because they had booked an adult fare for a child.
Bearing in mind how long I have been on here and time spent on FR thread it would have come up.
Especially when Ryanair were in media every week plus the number of long departed posters who confused Fact and Fiction would have jumped at it.

No, but if someone is forced into a supposedly free seat reservation (for the child), available seats should be given at the same conditions if standard ones are not available.
Yeah, agree on this as not an unreasonable point.
Email them or write to the customer care team, may not be a huge issue but they may require you to split so if 2 seats avail in Standard you have 2 there and 2 in non standard.
It may not be a huge issue for them to do just a software update.
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Old 9th Nov 2016, 09:19
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Originally Posted by EI-A330-300 View Post
the AD might be the last fun in the applicant´s remaining life...
great idea to promote it that way!
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Old 11th Nov 2016, 16:27
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MyRyanair

Can someone please explain to me the main benefit to consumers of having a MyRyanair account ? I understand that Dublin wants to force everyone to sign up before they can buy a FR flight, but as far as I can tell the only benefits of a MyRyanair account are
1 - It makes it harder for screenscrapers and other 3rd parties to sell flights without FR's consent
2 - It makes it easier for FR to send targetted marketing blurb and other advertising to customers

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